THE MICHIGAN DAILY
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19,1957
There's a Nationally-Known
Independent Record Dealer
in Ann Arbor
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open to students. A darkroom is
also located in the basement. The
addition brought about not only an
increase in the size of the down-
stairs cafeteria but provided space
for an air-conditioning system at
the same time.
Primary feature on the main
floor of the Union is the Anderson
Room, a multi-purpose banquet
room which can be subdivided and'
used by more than one group.
Second floor of the Union con-
tains music rooms, television and
a conference room, in addition to
the Union offices. More confer-
mnce rooms are located on the third
Times Change at Union
A few traces of tradition still
remain in the Union.
After years of such traditionsI
as women entering by a side door
and senior table top carving, con-
venience has eliminated many of
the traditions previously associated
with the Union, and most of the
interest in those traditions.
Senior table top carving still
exists, but few pay much attention
Women started entering the
front door of the Union many years
ago, even before the restriction was
lifted. Union directors realized this
and belatedly lifted the ban.
Pins Not Worn
Even Union pins are not worn as
much as they used to be.
Women also had a part in trans-
forming the old Union Opera into
MUSKET last year. The first three
letters are innocuous enough,
standing for Michigan Union
Show. The commentary on what
has happened to the male tradi-
tion at the Union comes in the
last letters-standing for KoEds
There are few places in the
Union where University ien can
escape women. Even the swimming
pool has nights for both men and
Women however are barred from
the Pendelton library on the
second floor of the Union. They
needn't feel bad, for also banned
are coats, putting your feet up on
chairs, sleeping on couches and
eating-all done in an effort to
preserve some spark of the "for
men only" tradition, and the
former dignity of the Union.
In fact, the Pendelton library,
with its high ceiling and cushioned
chairs is probably the best example
of the way the Union used to be.
Even the pool hall across the
corridor no longer reflects the tra-
ditions of the Union. With the
exception of the photos of Univer-
sity teams from the late 1800's on,
atmosphere of the fluorescent
lighted pool room is not much like
that of old.
The original purpose of the
Union was to end rivalry between
fraternity and independent men.
Established in 1904, the Union did
not have a building for the first
three years of its existance.
Groundbreaking for the main
part of the present Union building
began in 1916, but after trouble
with loans, a world war and a
shortage of money, it was not
opened until 1919. The library and
the swimming pool were still to
be added, however.
Until 1928, Union senior officers
were elected by the University as
a whole, with a fraternity man
sereving as president one year and
an independent the next.
After 1928, the two senior of-
ficers were appointed on merit.
Two years ago, a third senior posi-
tion was established.
By LANE VANDERSLICE
Years of musically intelligent service in an atmosphere
of congeniel informality, have resulted in an envied
position among record dealers.
Hotel, Restaurant, 'Service'
Keynote Union's Existence
Anyone in a light-hearted mood
could call the Union a Boy Scout
among campus organizations.
Service is its watchword.
Special events and programs
provide the noticeable part of Un-
ion service, but just as important
are the every-day services which
the Union provides.
The Union operates the biggest
hotel and restaurant in Ann Ar-
Especially noticeable 'on foot-
ball weekends, the approximately
200-room hotel provides its serv-
ices throughout the year.
Union restaurant service is
comprised of MUG - the Michi-
gan Union Grill and smaller snack
bars downstairs, which, beside
providing sustenance, give both a
home. and a place to study to
many University students. Up-
stairs, restaurant and banquet fa-
cilities complete Union service.
Check cashing is one of the
most appreciated and most used
Un.; n serviares.
With bus, train and airplane
schedules, the Union will not only
show you the way to go home, but,
if you happen to be taking a bus,
will sell you a ticket.
Calling home is made much
easier eby the Union's battery of
long distance phone booths, with
telephone books from many big
cities to restore numbers to the
Cigars, cigarettes, - magazines,
candy and newspapers - all these
and many more items can be
bought at the main desk in the
first floor lobby.
The remodeled barbershop in
the basement gives quick service
because of the large number of
Pool and Pool
Directly opposite the barbershop
is one of the Union's many recre-
ational facilities, the swimming
pool. Showing your ID card and
paying 15 cents to the attendant
will give you the use of a locker,
A COMPREHENSIVE RECORD STOCK --
a clean white towei and the spa-
Other recreational facilities, be-
sides the downstairs cafeteria,
with its opportunities for "Just
watching" pool arld pingpong
room, with picturEs of past Ui-
versity teams ranged around..the
walls, a bowline alley, TV rooms
In process of being completed
are second floor music rooms,
which, with hi-fi phonographs,
will provide a chance to listen to
your favorite record albums.
The Bulletin board on one side
of the main desk provides a calen-
dar of the day's events in the Un-
ion and incidentally proves it is
a center for student activities on
Any one day may fin.i student
and faculty organiztions making
use of the meetiig and confetence
room facilities provided by the
Formerly the home for Inter.
Fraternity Council and Inter-
House Council, the Union still
houses the Men's Glee Club and
MUSKET, a revived and revised
version of the old Union Opera,
in addition to Union Student
These Union Student Officer
handle the special events of the
Ten student-staffed committees
carry out the projects of the stu-
They are responsible for Little
Club, free dances held on Fridays
in the MUG, bi-annual jazz con-
certs, Saturday night 'dances,
Quartereback films Mondays after
each game during the football sea-
son, the semi-annual Student
Faculty Administration Confer-
ence, a summer air flight to
Europe, theatre trips to Detroit
and Toledo, and an annual open
Last year the student offices
started an International Commit-
tee which'this year will initiate an
"American Brother" system to help
provide increased integration of
foreign students on campus.
Also to take effect this year will
be plans for a Union Senate. This
will provide a representative body
of University men to discuss both
University and Union problems
and make recommendations to
both the Union and Student Gov-
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